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Few Ways to Enter a Futures Trade 8.11.2016

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4. Commodities Support and Resistance Levels – Corn, Wheat, Beans, Silver
5. Futures Economic Reports for Thursday August 11, 2016

Hello Traders,

Few ways to enter a trade….

There are so many different aspects to trading.

From financial, emotional aspects to actual details of when to enter a trade, when to exit a trade and SO MUCH more in between…..

An important part of trading is trade entry. Assuming a trader knows why he/ she about to enter a trade the next step sounds simple right? Simply buy or sell the contract you wish to trade….

Many times it is that simple; depending on the time frame you are trading you may simply buy @ market and get the market price at that time. Some traders try to make small profits where every tick counts hence they may use the “buy bid” or “sell ask” button in order to get in at the best market price at that time. Many times you may save a tick by doing so but other times you may find yourself chasing the bid or the ask…

Another way is for a trader to decide that yes she wants to enter the specific market but she would like to get in at a price that is better and will use a limit order. Example may be, trader got the signal she was looking for to sell the mini SP 500 futures. The September contract was at 1982.75. Trader decided that she is willing to take the risk of not getting into the trade but she will only sell if the market hits her limit price of 1983.75 for example. There times that this patience will allow for a better entry price, hence better chances to meet target but there are times that trader will not get in and “miss a possible winning trade”

One more common way that some traders use is to enter on a stop. Most beginner traders will use stops for protection and not as much for trade entry. Traders with a bit more experience will at times use stops to enter a trade. Example may be that Joe decided to buy crude oil futures because he got his condition met ( crude in this hypothetical example is trading at 93.42), however Joe would like to see that price action follows the signal and break a minor level on the chart which he thinks serves as minor resistance at 93.49. In this case Joe will place a buy stop at 93.49 that if triggered will enter him into a long trade.

Again, there are so many more ins and outs to trading in general and to trade entry in specific and I hope this quick overview may have opened your mind to different ways of entering a trade.


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Futures Trading Levels 

Levels for 8.10.2016

Contract Sept. 2016 SP500 Nasdaq100 Dow Jones Mini Russell Dollar Index
Resistance 3 2194.67 4832.25 18604 1245.63 96.69
Resistance 2 2188.08 4816.25 18559 1238.87 96.38
Resistance 1 2180.92 4799.25 18508 1230.83 95.99
Pivot 2174.33 4783.25 18463 1224.07 95.69
Support 1 2167.17 4766.25 18412 1216.03 95.30
Support 2 2160.58 4750.25 18367 1209.27 94.99
Support 3 2153.42 4733.25 18316 1201.23 94.60
Contract Aug. Gold Sept. Silver Sept. Crude Oil Sept. Bonds Sept.   Euro
Resistance 3 1379.9 21.11 44.74 174 27/32 1.1299
Resistance 2 1371.8 20.81 44.07 174 9/32 1.1253
Resistance 1 1362.0 20.50 42.77 173 26/32 1.1223
Pivot 1353.9 20.20 42.10 173 8/32 1.1177
Support 1 1344.1 19.88 40.80 172 25/32 1.1147
Support 2 1336.0 19.58 40.13 172 7/32 1.1101
Support 3 1326.2 19.27 38.83 171 24/32 1.1071
Contract Dec. Corn Sept. Wheat Nov. Beans Dec. SoyMeal Sept. Nat Gas
Resistance 3 339.0 436.3 1015.75 346.90 2.73
Resistance 2 337.5 431.9 1005.25 341.90 2.69
Resistance 1 335.3 426.8 993.75 336.00 2.63
Pivot 333.8 422.4 983.25 331.00 2.59
Support 1 331.5 417.3 971.8 325.1 2.5
Support 2 330.0 412.9 961.25 320.10 2.49
Support 3 327.8 407.8 949.75 314.20 2.43


All times are Eastern time Zone (EST)

4:03pm Currency Impact Detail Actual Forecast Previous Graph
ThuAug 11  2:45am EUR
French Final CPI m/m
-0.4% -0.4%
4:00am EUR
Italian Trade Balance
8:30am USD
Unemployment Claims
272K 269K
Import Prices m/m
-0.2% 0.2%
10:00am USD
Mortgage Delinquencies
10:30am USD
Natural Gas Storage
24B -6B
1:01pm USD
30-y Bond Auction

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